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Hotel Charlotte

Identification

Hotel Charlotte
Queen Charlotte Hotel, White House Inn
102778

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
rigid frame
steel
brick
granite
applied masonry
beaux-arts / historism

Usage

hotel

Facts

  • The Hotel Charlotte was built as a luxury hotel by local business leaders and by citizen subscription. After it opened in March, 1924, it quickly became one of the city's leading social centers and a symbol of the city's growth as a major economic center.
  • The steel frame construction was sheathed in gray granite and buff colored brick. Ornamentation was limited to the lower and attic sections.
  • An addition in the late 1930's on the building's south side expanded the number of rooms from 250 to 400.
  • Despite being listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it was torn down in the 1980's.
  • The Carillon Tower now rests on this site formally occupied by the hotel.
  • Fire Insurance maps indicate a main roof height (excluding penthouse construction) of 132' (40 m).
  • Imploded on Sunday, November 6, 1988, with 200 pounds of explosive charges.
  • Some of the hotel's more famous guests included: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Elvis Presley, Huey Long, boxer Jack Dempsey and Babe Ruth.

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More Information

Location

327 West Trade Street
28202
U.S.A.

Technical Data

172.48 ft
132.00 ft
13
1922
1924
1988

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

construction company, demolition company, explosive engineering

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark